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How firearms kept: Taken apart (GT 1 firearm)

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who keep firearms in or around their home and own more than one firearm, GUN2APART indicates if the firearms are kept taken apart. Other options for how firearms are kept include with a trigger lock or other locking mechanism (GUN2TRIGL), assembled without a locking mechanism (GUN2ASNOLOC), or other (GUN2KEPOTH).

GUN2APART is part of a series of questions first introduced in 1994 related to firearm safety. For related variables and more information please use the IHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who keep firearms in or around home and who own more than one firearm (or for whom the number of firearms was unknown).


  • 1994